Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Security In Iraq Jul 22-28 2019

(Iraqi News)

The fourth week of July saw the highest number of security incidents in two months. That being said it was still at relatively the same level seen throughout 2019, this despite the Islamic State declaring a new spring-Summer offensive Revenge of the Levant.

There were 22 incidents in Iraq from July 22-28. That was the highest amount for the month and the most since 24 incidents from June 8-14. Still, this was around the average number of weekly incidents that has been seen all year. The Islamic State is supposed to be in the middle of its annual spring-summer offensive, but it is not producing many operations.

Security Incidents In Iraq By Province
Province
Jul 1-7
Jul 8-14
Jul 15-21
Jul 22-28
Anbar
3
-
-
-
Babil
1
1
1
-
Baghdad
2
4
5
3
Diyala
8
4
5
9
Kirkuk
3
2
5
5
Ninewa
1
1
-
3
Salahaddin
2
1
1
2
TOTALS
20
13
17
22

Casualties In Iraq By Province
Province
Jul 1-7
Jul 8-14
Jul 15-21
Jul 22-28
Anbar
21 (7K, 14W)
-
-
-
Babil
4 (4W)
1 (1W)
1 (1K)
-
Baghdad
2 (2W)
3 (3K)
34 (9K, 25W)
2 (2K)
Diyala
14 (3K, 11W)
9 (5K, 4W)
12 (1K, 11W)
4 (2K, 2W)
Kirkuk
-
3 (2K, 1W)
2 (2K)
14 (2K, 12W)
Ninewa
-
18 (18K)
-
6 (6K)
Salahaddin
-
7 (3K, 4W)
2 (1K, 1W)
4 (1K, 3W)
TOTALS
50 (10K, 40W)
41 (31K, 10W)
51 (14K, 37W)
30 (13K, 17W)

The fourth week of July had the lowest casualty count of the month. 13 people died and 17 were wounded. That included 1 Iraq Security Forces (ISF), 1 Hashd al-Shaabi and 11 civilians losing their lives and 3 ISF and 14 civilians being injured. Kirkuk with 14 had the most casualties during the week.

For the third week in a row there were no incidents in Anbar. Attacks there have gone up and down, but this is a really low level with only 3 so far during July.

There were just 3 incidents in Baghdad. One was an attempt upon a Kataib Hezbollah commander. That might have been political violence, and not the Islamic State.

Diyala, Kirkuk, Ninewa and Salahaddin remain the heart of the insurgency. In Diyala there was a shootout and an attack upon a checkpoint and the town of Islah was attacked twice with a house and two cars burned. All of those incidents occurred in the northeast in the Jalawla and Khanaqin districts that have been a favorite target of militants since the central government took over the areas from the Kurds. Mortars and rockets were also popular during the week with three such incidents in Diyala and Kirkuk each. A village in the Daquq district of Kirkuk in the south was also assaulted. Two villages were attacked by IS in the Sinjar and Hammam al-Alil districts of eastern and southern Ninewa resulting in the assassination of a sheikh. Finally a checkpoint was shot at in Baiji in Salahaddin. The government just ended two major security operations which might have resulted in the increase in violence in these provinces. Then again, they have not been effective before in deterring the work of the militants so the ups and downs in incidents might have just been the ebb and flow of violence in Iraq.

Islamic State Activity in Iraq 2018-19
Anbar
Shootings
(Totals)
IEDs/
Sticky Bombs
(Totals)
Gun Battles
Attacks on Checkpoints
Attacks on Mukhtars/
Sheikhs
Kidnappings
Suicide Bombers
Car Bombs
2018
Totals
45
67
13
4
6
5
7
3
Jan 2019
6
4
1
-
2
1
1
1
Feb
10
11
4
1
1
4
-
-
Mar
2
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
Apr
1
8
1
-
-
1
-
1
May
3
3
-
-
1
-
-
2
Jun
7
2
4
-
1
-
-
-
Jul
2
-
-
1
-
-
-
-
2019
Totals
31
29
10
2
5
6
1
4

Diyala
Shootings
(Totals)
IEDs/
Sticky Bombs
(Totals)
Gun Battles
Attacks on Checkpoints
Attacks on Mukhtars/
Sheikhs
Kidnappings
Attacks on Towns
Suicide Bombers
Car Bombs
2018
Totals
219
198
47
43
5
13
25
3
1
Jan 2019
21
2
3
8
-
-
1
-
-
Feb
18
2
5
7
-
-
3
-
-
Mar
7
6
1
2
-
-
-
-
-
Apr
13
15
2
4
1
-
1
-
-
May
11
13
3
5
-
-
13
(9 Farms Burned)
-
-
Jun
15
8
2
4
-
1
-
1
-
Jul
4
10
2
4
-
-
2
-
-
2019
Totals
89
56
18
34
1
1
20
1
-

Kirkuk
Shootings
(Totals)
IEDs/
Sticky Bombs
(Totals)
Gun Battles
Attacks on Checkpoints
Attacks on Mukhtars/
Sheikhs
Kidnappings
Attacks on Towns
Suicide Bombers
Car Bombs
2018
Totals
172
182
39
18
10
14
29
9
6
Jan 2019
8
17
-
4
2
3
-
-
1
Feb
9
5
3
-
-
2
1
-
-
Mar
5
11
2
1
2
-
2
-
-
Apr
5
9
3
-
-
-
-
-
-
May
11
18
2
3
1
-
13
(13 Farms Burned)
-
-
Jun
5
10
1
2
-
-
-
-
-
Jul
1
9
-
-
-
1
2
-
-
2019
Totals
44
79
11
10
5
6
18
-
1

Ninewa
Shootings
(Totals)
IEDs/
Sticky Bombs
(Totals)
Gun Battles
Attacks on Checkpoints
Attacks on Mukhtars/
Sheikhs
Kidnappings
Attacks on Towns
Suicide Bombers
Car Bombs
2018
Totals
139
74
43
7
5
6
6
2
3
Jan 2019
6
-
-
-
1
-
-
-
-
Feb
8
3
2
2
-
-
1
-
1
Mar
6
1
3
-
-
-
1
-
1
Apr
6
6
1
-
1
2
2
-
-
May
8
8
1
-
1
2
6
(5 Farms Burned)
-
1
Jun
2
5
-
-
1
-
4
(4 Farms Burned)
-
-
Jul
-
1
-
-
1
1
2
-
-
2019
Totals
36
24
7
2
5
5
16
-
3

Salahaddin
Shootings
(Totals)
IEDs/
Sticky Bombs
(Totals)
Gun Battles
Attacks on Checkpoints
Attacks on Mukhtars/
Sheikhs
Kidnappings
Attacks on Towns
Suicide Bombers
Car Bombs
2018
Totals
110
102
41
18
1
16
4
9
5
Jan 2019
5
5
3
1
-
3
-
-
1
Feb
7
11
3
-
-
2
1
1
-
Mar
3
5
2
-
-
-
-
-
1
Apr
2
2
1
-
-
-
-
-
1
May
10
9
4
1
1
-
6
(5 Farms Burned)
-
-
Jun
4
3
2
-
1
-
-
-
-
Jul
-
5
-
1
-
-
-
-
-
2019
Totals
31
40
15
3
2
5
7
1
3
(Gun Battles, Attacks on Checkpoints, Attacks on Mukhtars, Attacks on Towns are all subsets of the total number of shootings and IEDs/Sticky Bombs reported)

Suicide-Car Bombs In Iraq 2018-19
Month
Suicide Bombers
Car Bombs
Totals
Jan
7
(1- Diyala,
3 – Baghdad/Baghdad,
3 - Kirkuk)
6
(1- Anbar,
1 – Diyala,
1 – Kirkuk,
1 – Salahaddin,
2 - Babil)
13
Feb
4
(1 – Anbar/Ramadi
1 – Diyala
1 – Kirkuk
1 - Ninewa)
-
4
Mar
2
(1 – Kirkuk/Kirkuk
1 - Salahaddin)
1
(1 – Kirkuk)
3
Apr
4
(1 - Salahaddin
3 – Anbar)
1
(1 – Kirkuk/Kirkuk)
5
May
8
(1 – Diyala
1 - Salahaddin)
2 – Baghdad/1 - Baghdad
4 - Kirkuk)
-
8
Jun

1
(1 – Salahaddin/Tikrit)
1
Jul
1
(1 – Salahaddin/Tikrit)
1
(1 – Kirkuk/Kirkuk)
2
Aug
1
(1 – Salahaddin)
2
(1 – Anbar,
1 – Kirkuk)
3
Sep
6
(1 – Ninewa)
2 – Anbar
3 – Salahaddin)
2
(1 – Kirkuk
1 – Salahaddin)
8
Oct
2
(1 – Anbar/Fallujah
1 – Salahaddin)
3
(1 – Anbar/Fallujah
1 – Kirkuk/Kirkuk
1 - Ninewa)
5
Nov
-
3
(1 – Ninewa/Mosul
2 – Salahaddin/Tikrit)
3
Dec
-
1
(1 – Ninewa)
1
Jan
1
(1 – Anbar)
3
(1 – Anbar
1 – Kirkuk
1 – Salahaddin/Tikrit)
4
Feb
1
(1 – Salahaddin)
1
(1 – Ninewa/Mosul)
2
Mar
-
1
(1 – Ninewa/Mosul)
1
Apr
-
2
(1 – Anbar
1 - Salahaddin)
2
May
1
(1 – Baghdad)
3
(2 – Anbar
1 – Ninewa)
4
Jun
1
(1 – Diyala)
-
1
Jul
2 (2 – Baghdad/Malif)
-
2

Security In Iraq 2018-19
Week
Security
Incidents
(Total/By IS)
Dead
(Total/By IS)
Wounded
(Total/By IS)
Jan 1-7
62/60
45
63
Jan 8-14
58/56
58/56
66/63
Jan 15-21
62/59
151
151
Jan 22-28
59/51
140/136
65/63
Jan 29-31
24
21
21
JAN 2018
265/
250 by IS
417/
409 by IS
(196 Violent Deaths)
366/
361 by IS
Feb 1-7
58/56
192/141
62/60
Feb 8-14
57
58
91
Feb 15-21
53/52
343
43
Feb 22-28
46/44
38/37
70/68
FEB
214/
209 by IS
631/
579 by IS
(215 Violent Deaths)
266/
262 by IS
Mar 1-7
68/64
115/108
79/77
Mar 8-14
52
75
59
Mar 15-21
64/59
165/119
98
Mar 22-28
77/64
210/87
61/60
Mar 29-31
19/18
26/25
34
MAR
280/
257 by IS
591/
414 by IS
(446 Violent Deaths)
331/
328 by IS
Apr 1-7
38/34
172/140
27/25
Apr 8-14
60/52
173/136
81/72
Apr 15-21
43/35
63/18
72/70
Apr 22-28
40/31
60/30
39/33
Apr 29-30
12/11
14/11
4
APR
193/
163 by IS
482/
335 by IS
(236 Violent Deaths)
223/
204 by IS
May 1-7
45/39
52/43
55/54
May 8-14
55/51
68/46
49
May 15-21
35/32
55/26
80/75
May 22-28
49/46
72/62
51/49
May 29-31
16/13
39/30
15
MAY
200/
181 by IS
286/
207 by IS
(261 Violent Deaths)
250/
242 by IS
Jun 1-7
50/44
96/87
29/28
Jun 8-14
67/59
107/47
88
Jun 15-21
40/35
82/28
19
Jun 22-28
45/44
53/38
62
Jun 29-30
17/15
21/16
14
JUN
219/
197 by IS
359/
216 by IS
(315 Violent Deaths)
212/
211 by IS
Jul 1-7
50/49
56/52
90
Jul 8-14
42/39
56/47
31
Jul 15-21
50/45
59/42
63
Jul 22-28
29/24
61/53
19/15
Jul 29-31
23/21
25/13
11
JUL
194/
178 by IS
257/
207 by IS
(212 Violent Deaths)
214/
210 by IS
Aug 1-7
43/39
49/45
30/29
Aug 8-14
43/42
38
44
Aug 15-21
38/35
24/21
40/37
Aug 22-28
35/31
25/19
61
Aug 29-31
27/24
68/30
43
AUG
186/
171 by IS
204/
153 by IS
(189 Violent Deaths)
218/
214 by IS
Sep 1-7
38
44
54
Sep 8-14
48/43
63/55
127
Sep 15-21
44/38
90/74
70
Sep 22-28
36/33
22/17
27/26
Sep 29-30
9/6
19/10
29/25
SEP
175/
158 by IS
237/
200 by IS
(179 Violent Deaths)
307/
302 by IS
Oct 1-7
54/49
85/25
92
Oct 8-14
43/41
161/152
41
Oct 15-21
54/50
87/72
35
Oct 22-28
24/23
24/20
53
Oct 29-31
23
10
24
OCT
198/
186 by IS
367/
279 by IS
(177 Violent Deaths)
245 by IS
Nov 1-7
32/31
75/69
36
Nov 8-14
39/31
111/63
19
Nov 15-21
30/27
51/43
29
Nov 22-28
26/21
35/25
30
Nov 29-30
9/8
4
27
NOV
136/
118 by IS
276/
204 by IS
(183 Violent Deaths_
141 by IS
Dec 1-7
22/15
21/8
11
Dec 8-14
22
15
22
Dec 15-21
23/21
23/16
17
Dec 22-28
30/28
24/18
37
Dec 29-31
15/14
225/220
4
DEC
112/
100 by IS
308/
277 by IS
(96 Violent Deaths)
91 by IS
Jan 1-7
32/31
17/10
24
Jan 8-14
32/30
97/94
53
Jan 15-21
22/18
17/11
16/14
Jan 22-28
27/22
36/17
31
Jan 29-31
12
7
6
JAN
114
139
130/128
Feb 1-7
29/28
76
30
Feb 8-14
24
26
18
Feb 15-21
40
112
12
Feb 22-28
25
36
70
FEB
118
250
130
Mar 1-7
13
22
45
Mar 8-14
19/18
75/10
37
Mar 15-21
12/11
66/37
21/11
Mar 22-28
13/12
8/5
1
Mar 29-31
6
8
7
MAR
61
147
101
Apr 1-7
20
22
13
Apr 8-14
41
28
42
Apr 15-21
17/16
9/8
26
Apr 22-28
19/18
45/10
15
Apr 29-30
2
1
4
APR
99
105
100
May 1-7
20/19
15
18
May 8-14
24
31
41
May 15-21
37/36
62
39
May 22-28
43
39
54
May 29-31
13
16
48
MAY
137/136
163
200
Jun 1-7
26
19
44
Jun 8-14
25/24
29
15
Jun 15-21
21/16
6
13/10
Jun 22-28
18
17
41
Jun 29-30
9
3
9
JUN
99/93
74
122/119
Jul 1-7
20
11
39
Jul 8-14
14
31
10
Jul 15-21
17
14
37
Jul 22-28
22
13
17

Violence By Province Jul 22-28, 2019
Province
Violence
Baghdad
3 Incidents
2 Killed
2 Civilians

3 Shootings
Diyala
9 Incidents
2 Killed
1 Hashd
1 ISF
2 Wounded
2 ISF

3 Shootings
1 IED
2 Mortars
1 Rocket
Kirkuk
5 Incidents
2 Killed
2 Civilians
12 Wounded
1 ISF
11 Civilians

1 Shooting
1 IED
2 Mortars
1 Rockets
Ninewa
3 Incidents
6 Killed
6 Civilians

2 Shootings
Salahaddin
2 Incidents
1 Killed
1 Civilian
3 Wounded
3 Civilians

1 Shooting
1 IED

SOURCES

Bas News, "Iraqi Soldier Killed in IS Attack near Khanaqin," 7/25/19
- "IS Kills Tribal Leader, His Nephew near Mosul," 7/24/19
- "Two People Killed Repelling IS Attack on Village Near Sinjar," 7/24/19

Ebraheem, Mohammed, "Iraqi paramilitary fighters repel IS attack on military checkpoint in Salahuddin," Iraqi News, 7/23/19

Al Forat, "4 dead killed and two bodies of Yazidis abducted in Sinjar," 7/24/19

Iraq Newspaper, "The Leader Of The Iraqi Shiite Group, Hezbollah, Survived The Death By Firing A Revolver In Central Baghdad," 7/24/19

Mawazin, "A security force member was injured by fire in southern Diyala," 7/24/19

NINA, "Daesh attacks the village of Kakiya west of Daquq," 7/26/19
- "Daesh Elements Attack A House And Burn A Vehicle Northeast Of Baquba," 7/24/19
- "Daesh Targets A Village With Mortar Shells, Wounding Two Civilians South Of Kirkuk," 7/25/19
- "Daesh Terrorists Infiltrate Into A Liberated Village Northeast Of Baquba," 7/26/19
- "A Fighter Of The Popular Mobilization Forces Killed In An Attack Northeast Of Baquba," 7/25/19
- "A Local official warns of deteriorating the security situation in Diyala, 7/23/19

Xinhua, "IS militants attack 2 villages in Iraq's Nineveh," 7/24/19

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